My wife and I have been traveling for the last 24 hours and have finally arrived in Westport, Ireland. A friend of ours flew us out so that I could perform his wedding ceremony tomorrow afternoon. The time of non-connected reflection that the flight afforded me and the wonderful generosity of a friend has caused […]
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We posted this about a year ago, but with the discussion yesterday I thought it would be a good repeat. I thought it would be helpful to post the video that Jeff was referencing too… Thoughts?
Pastor Miles DeBenedictis 2 Corinthians 8:10-15 Giving For Sanctification Click To Download Audio
Sanctify them by your truth, your word is truth. — John 17:17 This is one of the first Bible verses I can remember memorizing. For a dyslexic (which, by the way, is a terribly hard word for dyslexics to figure out how to spell) teenager it was relatively easy, and thankfully 17 years (+/- a […]
In the last 5 years or so I’ve been intrigued by the research done by groups such as Barna, Pew, Gallup and others. While statistical analysis is not 100% accurate it is interesting to consider what the numbers say about the views and values of our nation. Such data is especially interesting when studies are […]
This week most of us who write for Cross Connection attended an annual conference for the Senior Pastors of Calvary Chapel. There are many such conferences throughout the year in other parts of the nation, but this one is unique as it is hosted by Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and Pastor Chuck Smith. Over a […]
I began a new series of teachings on Mother’s Day at CCEsco called “Reconcile.” The series has grown out of a number of conversations, encounters and times alone in thought and prayer that have lead me to some great [new] realizations for myself and those that I have the privilege of leading at CCE. Primarily […]
Pastor Miles DeBenedictis Reconcile – Week 1 The Loss of Community Click To Download Audio
1. Blessed to hold the hand of and pray with a sister about to step from this life to the next after a battle with an aggressive cancer. Her words to me, “I want to live.” You will, because Jesus is the resurrection and the life, let not your heart be troubled. 2. Like eating […]
Pastor Miles DeBenedictis 2 Corinthians 7:2-7 Opened Heart To Open Hearts Click To Download Audio